TIME CHANGE: Monthly Meeting will move to the evenings for July and August, the location remains at the Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave. July’s meeting will highlight the Mental Health programs available for all.
“Readiness is all“ July and August have multiple readiness events in addition to regular meetings from both the private and public sector. See Events for info on all scheduled meetings. These events are updated regularly, if you have an event to be listed, please email it to us.
Kudos to our members and partners who gave generously of their time for Liz Robbins’ article , After the Storm, 20 Months in Limbo, which was published this week and highlighted the collaborative nature of Sandy recovery with a focus on Brooklyn.
May 2014 Flooding – SBA loan info can be found here.
NYC Build It Back: Their resource page is here and Job openings are also available. We have requested a list of Brooklyn office hours, but it is a shifting target as they locate space. Most NYC Council Members are hosting them in addition to their standalone offices.
Policy and Advocacy Committee Meeting: Will be meeting Wednesday, July 2nd, 10 AM. Location TBD. Contact Richard Vernon for details.
Mental Health Resources – Active Programs – NO CHARGE
VNSNY – Disaster Distress Response Program. This program will come to you in your home or community for Cognitive Behavior Therapy – Post Disaster Distress (CBT-PD). For information about VNSNY’s Disaster Distress Response Program, call 1-718-888-6955 – See more at the VNSNY website.
Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990, press “1” for Sandy specific counselor OR Text: 66746: “TalkWithUs” or “Hablanos”. You can also check out their website, facebook page or follow them on twitter.
MHA – NYC has a new online comprehensive internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ciCBT) program in English and Spanish. To access iHelp, visit mha.cobaltcbt.com or call 1-866-793-27665. For more infomation about the program, contact Melany Avrut, MA, Ed.M at 212-614-6349 or via email. Cognitive behavioral therapy with telephone, text, and chat supports will be made available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week free of charge.
CONEY ISLAND – Two new programs are now active. Coney Island Connections provides case management and mental health services out of 1205 Surf Ave., 2nd floor, contact Laura Joseph, firstname.lastname@example.org. NYC Department of Health at Coney Island Hospital, Jeffrey Mathias, email: email@example.com
Referrals to DCMP for case management can be made to (855) 258-0483. Call CNYCN (646)786-0888 or 311 for free housing counseling for homeowners facing difficulties with mortgage payments.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions please email us with questions and resources.